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-old janell conway allen, being held at 1:00 o'clock today, at the benicia city cemetery. the 7th grader was missing for a day before her body was found in court. the accused killer did not enter a plea when he was in court but now he is charged with murder and they added kidnapping, rape, and lewd acts on a child. because of the special circumstances he could be sentenced to death if he is convicted. he is due in court at 8:30 this morning and is being held in jail without bail. >> thank you very much. new this morning the lead investigator in the oscar pistorius case is facing attempted murder charges of his own. we could find out today if oscar pistorius is granted bail. katie marzullo has the latest from the newsroom. yesterday was not a good day for the prosecution. >> no, bombshell and a real blow to the case and also happening right now, cnn is reporting there was a threat in the courtroom and the judge cleared the courtroom because of that but moments later everyone was blot back in and the judge, oscar pistorius, with no mention of the threat. on we go with the defense attorneys
in the state of the city address amid new polls that residents could be having a change of heart on higher taxes. now a preview of that. >> the mayor will build his state of the city address around a word that normally no one wants to hear, taxes. tonight, the mayor 8 call on community leaders to organize a campaign for city seals tax -- sales tax to restore money to city workers who took cuts. residents are willing to pay new taxes with 70 percent support for a .25 sales tax increase and 57 percent for half a cent sales tax increase. the earliest this would be on the ballot is next year. folks here in san jose have voted four times to aprove sales tax increases since the mayor has taken office back in 2007 and it is not clear if another will fly. we will find out tonight when the mayor makes his state of the city address tonight. >> right now we have breaking news to tell you about in southern california. three police officers have been shot, two in riverside and one in corona. this is over riverside where the police department says an officer was killed. reports say the shootings could b
. >> here in new york city and across the state, most of the snow has already fallen. in manhattan then is less than a foot but in massachusetts, rhode island and maine they are still expecting up to another six inches. abc news, new york. >> this morning sfo officials are still assessing how many flights will be affected today, but united has cancelled all flights to now warning, new jersey through midday. american airlines has cancelled all of today's flights bound for jfk in new york. all major airports in new york and boston are closed with dozens of other flights to east coast cities delayed. tonight there are some nonstops to new york that could be affected. yesterday northeast storm forced more than 4700 flight cancellations, including 83 flights out of sfo. the grapevine on interstate 5 to southern california is open again this morning after being closed last night due to snow. last night drivers were escorted through in both directions. the length between los angeles and bakersfield completely reopened around 1:30 this morning. >>> if it hadn't been a setup of bank of amer
buildings. >> pittsburg will add their name to a growing list of cities planning to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. the city council is expected to finalize an ordinance to do that. pittsburg's ban takes effect in 30 days. the "contra costa times" report city officials are concerns about secondary affects is as criminal activity. >> the hayward city council will consider an emergency ordinance aimed at shutting down so-called sweepstakes cafes, city leaders say they provide computer terminals offering sweepstake scams a form of illegal gambling , three opening in the last year. the emergency ordinance is temporary to give the city time to come up with a law banning the businesses. >> this morning an assistant chief with the highway patrol helped his son skip town to escape a rape charge. the investigators say the 20-year-old fled the united states in december three days before a jury in fresno found him guilty in a july 2011 assault. the police captured him in mexico. his father is accused of misleading investigators with a bogus missing person's report. investigators say he planted b
to the flat section, no brake lights and remark is moving nicely to foster city and a nice commute at 15 minute drive. c.h.p. updating the location of this accident westbound 580 before north flynn and car blew a tire and hit the embankment and hit the shoulder. we have a muni delay with the powell/mason shuttle now a bus. >> drivers, you need to know your options as the clock counts down to total elimination of the toll takers on the golden gate bridge with a news conference to send out a big warning. cornell bernard is live at the bridge. cornell? >> imagine the golden gate bridge without any toll takers. in a month they will be gone, all electronic tolling is here. starting this morning the bridge district will kickoff a series of public awareness campaigns aimed at the 30 percent of drivers who still pay with cash. there will be hand outs, signs, and information onlynn -- online. you can sign unfor fast cash or register the license plate with a credit card and pay as you go or pay one time online. cash payments are set up as gas stations if tourists and if that does not work you can
and the water department has brought out water bags to try and help if the water is still the problem. the city attorney is sending a claims representative out here to take claims from the people, the city says it will be taking care of all of the people impacted by the mess. the water department is now trying to figure out how to get all of this cleaned up and how to get it all repaired. reporting live in san francisco for abc7 news. >> glad to hear it is not raw sewage. that is better news this morning. >> time for a check on the forecast. >> we will start with live doppler 7 hd, everyone. here is a look at the dry sky sitting over the top of us for the morning commute and for the afternoon and evening commute, too. no rain this forecast cycle today. the coolest weather is petaluma at 42, fairfield at 31 and 34 in pleasanton and 35 in santa clara and union city and saratoga at 39, and you can see the mid-40's around the financial district and san leandro. in the afternoon we have more cloud cover than yesterday, just a few degrees off the high and low-to-upper 60's around the bay and mid-to-u
girl might have gone through. >> city police say the girl in her early teens was reported missing yesterday evening around 5:30. around five hours later her naked body was discovered at allen whit park. police around sure how she died because there are no wounds. she lived there but attended school in fairfield. the girl's guardian reported her missing. >> she'd last seen in the morning getting on the bus to return to school. normally she was returned about 5:30 but she didn't so that's when they worried. >> this man said he saw something strange when he drove around the park around 5:00 amidon. >> i seen a car parked in the parking lot facing our direction and there was a large man standing in front of it just standing there. and it just looked odd to me. >> police say there are two surveillance cameras on both ends of this park and what those cameras captured could solve this case. reporting in allen whit park in fairfield, i'm allen wong, abc7 news. >>> 49er fans are preparing for tomorrow's super bowl between the nonexperts ravens, and the city is preparing too. with the new s
news. >> oakland mayor is focused on adding 200 new police officers to help the city combat crime. last night the mayor made the state at the city address and say they are targeting the most violent people in the city, more civilians will take police reports so officers can spend more time fighting crime and she says the newest most diverse police academy is ready and if training. >> it means for 200 more officers, $73 million for the budget. what does that noon? >> it will take something big, probably a tax measure, that is the kind of thing we need to talk about. >> she did not talk about how much taxpayers' money or how much taxpayers will have to shell out for more police officers. public safety is 50 percent of the city's budget and the mayor says residents are going to have to make some tough decisions. >> inspectors will be out assessing damage to a san francisco neighborhood caused by massive water main break. you first saw it here yesterday on abc7 news with massive water and mud swallowing cars and homes. workers will repair 15th avenue where the flooding caused a sinkhole rig
for road work. rain at the san mateo bridge with roads wet from hayward to foster city. we will keep following it. >> the search growing for for a follower lapd cop wanted for killing three people. and there is an interest in celebrities? authorities do not know where he is or what he will do but schools and ski resorts are re-opening in san bernardino but they are on high alert. his burned out truck was found there but he could be hours away by now. in his manifesto where he declares war on the lapd he rambles of famous people. donor wrote messages to tebow, and charlie sheen and tv chef and tony women he calls the most beautiful women on the planet and a message to first lady obama saying "off the record i love your new bangs" and was disappointed he would miss "shark week." he is suspected killing a retired officer's daughter and her fiance and a riverside police officers. police are warning people in san bernardino not to open doors to anyone they don't know. officers have searched a las vegas home dorner owns. there appears to be a false sighting in san diego. >> stay with us fo
out each day for the 7:50 and 8:20 runs to the city carrying 5,300 passenger as day but parking is limited to only 1,800 spaces and they sell out fast. the parking is free but the district could consider charging to park using the fees to build a parking structure or parking deal with businesses. the district also floating the idea of adding another boat during high commuter times. it is positive dilemma but the bridge district says it needs to do something and fast. a decision could be made here in the next couple of months. we are live in larkspur this morning for abc7. >> supporters of an effort to rename san francisco international airport in honor of harvey milk will hold a rally at city hall. last month, san francisco supervisor introduced legislation to rename the airport harvey milk san francisco international. he was california's first openly gay elected official. he was assassinated along with mayor moscone in 1978. organizers say the rally is to urge the other supervisors who support the legislation. voter could decide on the name change in november. >> a top boeing o
. >> the chancellor at san francisco city college is meeting in response to a protest over the we budget crisis. student protesters got the meeting they wanted after a demonstration and campus rally demanding the board of trustees reverse cuts to classes and teachers and get a loan to avoid more cuts. city college is rushing to meet a march 15 deadline to keep accreditation but it must show they can take control of the budget to avoid being shut down. >> clean up is underway in hollywood after a balanced night at oscars, no major sweeps by any particular movie. and "argo" took best film and "life of pie" took four, and best actress to jennifer lawrence for silver linings playbook and best supporting actor for "jango" and anne hathaway won for les miserables. >> and affleck beat out spielberg? >> he was justifiably excite. >> he was excited. >> is there excite in in the weather? >> there is going to be something out there to get excited about. we are in a quiet pattern as we have for the year. now, outside, you can see visibility this morning is pretty quiet. we have four miles at half moon bay
involving a bus and a pedestrian. a 72-year-old died after being struck on saturday afternoon in daly city in the crosswalk when the back end of the bus hit her. the driver has taken standard alcohol tests and drug tests and is on leave during the investigation. >> in mill valley a search is underway for two man who shot at a security guard after stealing beer from a grocery store yesterday morning at 3:00 a.m. the thieves fired four or five shots at the guard and got away in a gold minivan with license plate on your screen, 4dwzy. >> two san francisco police officers are recovering from injuries they suffered trying to break up a number of fights in north beach. it happened yesterday morning on broadway suffering minor injuries and treated at a local hospital. two people have been arrested for assaulting the officers. >> a group of nudists face charges after revealing protests in the castro district and a few dozen protested the law at castro and market yesterday and targeted supervisor the scott who wrote the antinudity law and represents the castro of city hall. ed nudist feels this vio
:00 this morning, and a look at the san mateo bridge commute, it is 15 minutes from hayward to foster city and things moving nicely to foster city. >> if you have to fill up the gas tank, you will not like what you see, and i agree with that. >> the super bowl bet the san francisco police chief is reasonable wishing he did not make. can you say "squirrel dance." >> my guests the one and only charlie sheen. that is right, hollywood's ultimate bad boy is back on track and candid storyies to share about his personal journeys since leaving "2 1/2 men" and he plays a back stage ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good! >> welcome back, our neighbor to the north, canad
of medical marijuana. contra costa times reports that the city attorney will ask the commission to recommend the ban to the city council. if approved it will limit marijuana growing to the inside of homes. residents who legally operate as backyard grow operation 8 challenge the resolution if approved by the city council. concord has a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. >> san francisco mayor will announce the decision today of his choice to fill the city assessor's post that has been vacation -- vacated. it is urge clear who the mayor will name for the board of supervisors. he could face pressure to name another asian or woman on the board. >> s vietnam has -- silicon valley has bounced out of the recession adding thousands of jobs with incomes rising 2.2 percent but the report says that the rebound hasn't been a cure all for everyone. income for african-americans fell 18 percent last year while hispanic incomes dropped 5 percent. the region experiences a 3.5 percent growth rate compared to 1.7 percent growth rate statewide. >> we are all dropping this morning, and you know what i am tal
. >> if you have information call the police. >> the belmont city council meets to consider requiring property owners preparing to sell to inspect their lateral sewer pipes and repair and replace them if necessary. the move could cost homeowners up to $25,000 in sewer and street repairs that the city should pay if. if it isn't done it can stop home sellers from closing escrow and can affect neighboring homeowners if they we have in intention to sell. the proposal is seen as part of a larger strategy to upgrade the treatment and disposal and control of wastewater. >> if you are ready to head out you want a check of the weather forecast and i know you have been looking for rain and not able to find any. >> not here, it is all east of the rockies the form of winter storms that are bombarding the midwest and south and now the mid-atlantic. we talked how it would be cooler than yesterday morning, but where there is a breeze in san jose and santa rosa it is warmer and half moon bay is seven degrees cooler and san francisco at two and oakland at four and concord, live more, and fremont at one degree
. this is vatican city, the reason if this is a stunning announcement overnight that pope benedict xvi will resign next month, only the second upon stiff in 600 years to do so. we will have reports from abc7 and amy telling more about this in a few minutes. stay tuned. >> an investigation is wrapping up into san francisco workers accused of using city computers to gamble and distribute pornography. the commission and the city attorney confirm that whistleblower started the investigation. the commission's top officials and human resources department are being looked at closely. they could be fired if the alleges are proven true for violating city policy. >> this morning, texas governor perry is in california hoping to persuade business leaders in the golden state to invest in the lone star state. he was in the bay area yesterday. a private group called texas one is paying for the trip, the republican hopes the lure lower taxes and fewer regulations will attract companies to texas. >> it depends on the industry but certainly plenty of companies are ripe for the picking, they would like a business en
♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >> daly city, dublin, los gatos and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> we have break news from oakland. there is an amber alert for a chevrolet pickup truck, gray, 7n79574 license plate. missing child is 18-month-old girl. she is believed to have been taken by her father. police are looking for a gray pickup truck. >> a new report questions whether millions of your tax dollars are wasted on bomb sniffing dogs that cannot find bombs. according to a government accountability office report the cost of keeping the dogs on the government payroll has almost doubled in the past two years, from $52 million to $100 million. the report finds some of the dogs are not getting the required monthly training and that the t.s.a. national k anyone program is in need of fixing. a full report is coming up on "good morning america" at 7:00. >> nasa aimed research center is holding a ceremony today to remember the astronauts killed in the columbia shut disas test the ten years ago today it returned home from a 16 day science m
. >>> there's a proposal to replace san francisco's entire network of parking meters by next fall. the city has about 23,000 older meters that accept only coins and muni payment cards. those, plus the newer sf park technology meters, would all be replaced with brand new equipment. the coin meters are about 8 years old. the newer ones four years old. city managers say they are supposed to be replaced every seven years. >>> the city of oakland is cutting parking rates just in time for the chinese new year. parking garages, for instance, will charge just two dollars to park monday through friday. the rate reduction is part of a pilot program to bring more business to the city's chinatown district. >>> coming up next, a controversial photo, as president obama prepares to start his campaign for new gun control measures. and a new dramatic beach rescue in the north bay. and the good samaritans who ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together
parents. >> san mateo homeowner who claim as legal battle with the city is preventing him from living in his home will be in court today to fight an injunction. he told abc7 last month that he was spending nights in a tent in the front yard because the city red tagged his house and the city attorney said they have tried to work with the homeowner on the remodels for 10 years saying the house dangerous and lacks working humming and heating. the city wants to legally force the man to clean up or abandon the house. >> this morning officials at uc berkeley and fire investigators are look into why a transformer exploded in a vault and echoed across campus. no one was hurt and a small fire was quickly put out. >> on this valentine's day, same-sex couples will meet at san francisco city hall to apply for marriage licenses. there was a sit in last year as they were turned down. the sheriff deputies detained but released eight people who refused to leave the county clerk's office. supporters say this annual demonstration has never been more important as the u.s. supreme court prepares to hear
, i hope you don't mind i sat down. i don't mean i am tired, everyone is tired, but the city, new orleans, feels like it got the wind kicked out of it if you are a 49er fan. we are at the cafe, the coffee is a necessity so that needed to happen. the bengneits look delicious but there is no joy. fans last night at the superdome having a good time, super decked out for the game, with so much hope going into the game and so much love and support for the 49ers. it was a great game and that is the sentiment from fans we talked with. >> it was a good game. it started off rough and they started to catch up and it was so close. >> did you thing they had it in. >> yes, i think they did. we thought they did. >> did they blow it? >> no. >> the superdome blew a fuse, so to speak and they say it was something to do with the system that caused the power outage but the lights are on here at the cafe and there are raven fans. i talked with them. they admit it was a great game and the 49ers made them very nervous but they are deleader rouse because they have not gone home yet this morning. live in
, but protesters have strongly objected to his stop-and-frisk tactics used in those cities saying the practice leads to racial profiling they they have decide today keep him out of the spotlight. today's meeting take place in the performing arts center at holy name university from 3:00 to 5:00 this afternoon. >>> also new this morning fremont res lengths may see or hear helicopters around auto park parkway this afternoon at emergency crews get trained for a natural disaster. fire and police and hundreds of military personnel will be involved. it's a six hour drill called operation rolling chaos. it would be held at often tech education in fremont from 8:00 this morning to 2:00 this morning. it involves a dozen cars, buses, ambulances and three helicopters. nearly 500 military personnel will practice coordinating rescues with police and fire departments in a simulated flood scenario. >>> coming up, back to court. we will tell you why former giants slugger barry bonds will be back in federal court this week. and after months of problems, the boeing dream liner is put to the test in washington st
and debris. the city considers the couple's home a public nuisance. there are broken allowances and furniture and old carpets and paint cans. family has been working on a remodel for decades and battling the city for as long. san mateo officials say the property is a safety hazard especially the supposed insulation and wiring. if they do not fix the violations city workers will go in and do it for them and send the owners the bill. >> it is 5:14. a mild morning here in the bay area and i was looking with sympathy at those people in mobile, alabama, and the reporter looked cold. >> and it will be cooler but it will stay dry as we head through the holiday week. coming up on 5:15 and from the east bay hills camera at emeryville to san francisco, clear sky there. we will move on to live doppler 7 hd covering bay area you can see how dry it is on radar and the lack of clouds this morning. temperatures yesterday, check this out, we ran in the 60's to low 70's in oakland and the scene airport at 71 was a record high temperature. we may hit that again today with most of our records in the upper 70's.
were rushed to san jose hospitals last night after their large s.u.v. rolled in the city's terrace hill neighborhood. our media partner, san jose news, reports three of them had significant injuries. the crash happened shortly after 10:00. no other vehicles were involved. rescuers say there's any sign of alcohol being involved, but there were obvious signs the s.u.v. was speeding. >>> a santa clara man is accused of threatening a state senator and he is now charged with ten felonies. everett did not enter a plea during his first court appearance yesterday. the 45-year-old is accused of e-mailing a death threat to the state senator because of his efforts to tighten gun control laws. they searched the man's house for a fourth straight day yesterday. multiple weapons were seized. the man will be back in court next week. >>> this morning a teacher is accused of stealing from her own students. it happened in linden which is west of stockston. the teacher was caught in the act on this cell phone video. you can see the teacher going through a pink backpack. she appears to find money and take i
them, they are big with thieves, time that's why the new york police -- the new york city police department is creating a special unit just to track down stolen apple products. city officials say nearly 4,000 more iphones and ipads were stolen in twelve than the year before. the cop will work to return twices and return them to their owners. >>> in of the best wine it's made in the napa valley. some places it's catching more than $700 a bottle. vic lee as more on the names behind the labels and why most local wine lovessers won't get a chance to buy them. >> what does this retired nba star from china have in common with one of the biggest video game makers? answer? they both started their own wineries in napa. yao ming was introduced to red wines at the steakhouses he frequented while playing for the houston rockets. >> we do have a lot of beef over there. and obviously a steak and red wine is very good combo. it's very good for peoples enjoying, enjoy the life with those two. >> kenzo tsujimuto is the head of video game company capcom. he's a long time wine lover and he's been t
from injuries received when she was hit by a muni bus in daly city. that happened happened about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. it involved the 1846 avenue bus. woman hit by the bus while in the crosswalk. they said the woman's injuries are very serious. they have signed a "do not resuscitate" form. muni driver will undergo standard drug and alcohol testing. >> in oakland police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened near a bart station. sky 7hd was overhead as police responded to reports of gunfire near 8th street yesterday evening. it's close to the bart station. officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the head. homicide investigators blocked off access to the intersection right after the shooting. bart service was not affected. >>> and in san francisco a vigil was helifor a man shot and killed last week in the city's western addition neighborhood. 23-year-old ernesto died a week ago today. family and friends came together for a ceremony with aztec dancers in nearly alamo square. then they returned to the the scene of the shooting at hayes street for a memorial service.
francisco in the fight against proposition eight the same-sex marriage ban. today the san jose city council is going to vote whether to sign san francisco's supreme court brief challenging the constitutionality of prop 8 that would save san jose the since of drawing up its own drive. the supreme court will review prop 8 and the defense of marriage act that denies federal benefits to gay and lesbian married couples. >> president obama delivers the state of the union address to a joint session of congress and a national prime time audience. look for the president to refocus on the issues most crucial to americans, jobs and the economy. now live to washington, dc, with the details. >> good morning, we should expect president obama will be much more specific than he was during the inaugural address. the white house says the big focus is on the middle class and the economy. >> president obama's state of the union speech will focus primarily on jobs and the economy and will be different in substance and tone than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to this speech and
1932 and it was about 5' underground. >> supervisor is worried that the city could be on the look for presidents in expenses from the cup race and is calling for hearings on the expenses. the america's cup organizing company which is raising the money is not living up to their pledge and he says he doesn't want the city to end up "subsidizing this event for the wealthiest people in the world." >> i don't know if it is sailing weather but it is pretty nice. >> the winds will not be so aggressive as they were yesterday. now, high pressure is re-establishing itself without the clouds we had yesterday morning. it is still hazy. looking to the south along the east bay freeway. live doppler 7 hd shows clouds over the ocean. that is where they will stay. they will try to make a late push across san francisco and over to oakland and the next hour. it is the fog that is the big issue in the north bay. where temperatures are nearing freezing in santa rosa, black ice could be an issue the next hour as we are still not at our coldest temperatures of the original and will drop a couple of degr
club this afternoon on the challenges of a superpower. tickets are available through city box office for $30 for nonmembers. his speech begins at is it -- at 12:30 this afternoon in the war memorial building on vanice avenue. lisa argen is joining us now with a look at the forecast. >> yes. we will warm up today. if you like it warmer, it will be a nice afternoon. if you head outside now the live doppler hd picked up a few areas of moisture yesterday. this morning we are nice and dry. looks like the last week of february will be lonely. a live look outside the roof camera. temperatures in some of of the locations are dropping but elsewhere we have more 50s around. 52 downtown. san jose at 40 and petaluma upper 40s. this is vollmer peak and a little bit of wind. i don't know if you can see that camera shaking. that's allowing for the warmer air to keep some of our protected valleys a little bit warmer. up in napa 46, but down the road in santa rosa, 4. 47 in fairfield with a pretty gusty wind there. concord 39. gilroy and los gatos in the low to mid-40s. this is the reason some of you
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